Milestones, Oct. 30, 1939

Born. To Natalie Cantor Metzger, 22, second of Eddie Cantor's five daughters, and Joseph Lewis Metzger, 24, Hollywood antique dealer, a son, their first child. Eddie Cantor's first grandson; in Hollywood, Calif. Weight: 8 Ibs. 9 oz. Name: Michael. In Boston, Grandfather Cantor, 46, dashed back on the stage in a short skirt and golden wig he had been wearing in impersonation of Shirley Temple, popped his doorknob eyes, screamed his glad news to 5,000 cheering customers.

Born. To Sylvia Sidney, 29, (née Ko-sow), sad-eyed cinemactress; and Luther Adler, 36, legitimate actor (Golden Boy);...

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